Why: You don’t want to miss a title you’ve been waiting for and end up back at the bottom of the holds list!
- Select Place a Hold to place an unavailable title on hold.
- In the pop-up that opens, make sure that “Automatically borrow this title when it becomes available” is selected.
You can turn automatic borrowing on or off for any title you’ve placed on hold by visiting your Holds page and selecting the [Edit] link under “Auto checkout.”
You will receive an email each time a hold is automatically borrowed for you. You can find these borrowed titles on your Bookshelf under your account, ready to download or read in your browser.
Note: If you’ve borrowed the maximum number of titles allowed by your library and one of your holds becomes available, you’ll receive an email letting you know that automatic checkout could not be completed for that hold. In that case, you’ll need to return a title or wait for one of your borrowed titles to expire, then manually check out your hold.
Sarah Hawkins, Resource Librarian